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Liberal Leadership Candidates On Safeguarding Horse Racing

December 22, 2012:

The future of the industry, and of the 55,000 full-time and part-time jobs that it provides primarily in rural Ontario, has been thrown into question by the McGuinty government's abrupt decision earlier this year to withdraw slot machines from the province's racetracks....read on

Update From Sue Leslie

December 21, 2012:

OHRIA President Sue Leslie was interviewed on The Motts today (December 21, 2012) to give an update on the horse racing and breeding industry’s ongoing challenges with the government regarding the industry’s future....read on

OHRIA Applauds Ontario NDP Support

December 19, 2012:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association expressed in a news release on Thursday afternoon that it is applauding NDP MPP Taras Natyshak for taking a strong stand on behalf of his party to express support for the horse racing industry....read on

The End Of An Era

December 15, 2012:

"What kind of industry with a board of directors scraps a hugely successful program worth $1.1 billion annually, and the industry behind it, in order to bolster the arm of the business losing $100 million?"...read on

OHRIA Applauds Ontario PC's Gaming Industry Consultations

December 11, 2012:

On Tuesday, December 11, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association announced that it supports the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party's push to incorporate the provincial horse racing and breeding sector in any future gaming plans. OHRIA also announced that it is calling on the Ontario Liberal Government to follow through on its commitment to help develop a sustainable horse racing and breeding industry in the province....read on

Leslie: OMAFRA Report "Isn't An OHRIA Model"

November 2, 2012:

In light of waves and waves of concerned feedback regarding the OMAFRA Panel's report on how to transition the Ontario horse-racing industry from the slots-at-racetracks program into the future, OHRIA President Sue Leslie has spoken on the topic, stating that the report "isn't an OHRIA model" and that it "isn't an OHRIA plan."...read on

OHRIA On OMAFRA Discussions

October 18, 2012:

On Thursday, OHRIA's President Sue Leslie issued a release on the organization's progress in dealing with the government-appointed OMAFRA panel....read on

McMeekin Comments On Racing's Future

August 28, 2012:

The slots-at-racetracks program won’t be resurrected, Minister of Agriculture Ted McMeekin said Monday, but he’s hopeful there will be a better way forward after the horse racing industry transition panel submits its final report....read on

OMAFRA Interim Report Released; OHRIA Issues Response

August 24, 2012:

On August 24, Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, released the following statement on the status of consultations being led by the horse racing transition panel....read on

What Is Progress?

August 18, 2012:

"In this country, we have too much of virtually everything. Too much consumption. Too many massive US operated casinos. Too much rhetoric and too much hot air. But we do not have too many racetracks!"...read on

Leslie Defends OHRIA Report, Issues Update On Fort Erie

August 13, 2012:

While the report commissioned by the OHRIA Task Force took some criticism, OHRIA President Sue Leslie has gone on the record defending it as well as its author Stan Sadinsky....read on

Western Fair District Supports OHRIA

July 26, 2012:

The Western Fair District would like to take this opportunity to express its support and congratulations to the members of the board of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association for their plan for...read on

NHA Industry Study Released

July 26, 2012:

The Northern Horsemen's Association has undertaken, completed and announced a report entitled 'Sustaining Horse Racing in Northern Ontario- A Socio-Economic Perspective, City of Greater Sudbury and Area.'...read on

Burgess Report To OMAFRA Available

July 26, 2012:

Earlier this month, prominent standardbred participants Bob and Blair Burgess started working on their own proposal on the future of Ontario's horse racing industry. That plan was submitted and presented to the OMAFRA panel on Wednesday and is now available for public viewing....read on

OHRIA Plan Approved, Released

July 24, 2012:

On Tuesday, the result of weeks of hard work by the OHRIA Task Force will be evident with the release of the Plan For The Future of the Ontario Horse Racing and Breeding Industry. ...read on


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